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About the Churchill Arts Council


Oats Park Art Center, Fallon, Nev.

The Churchill Arts Council was founded in 1986 and began conducting artists’ residencies in the schools and presenting performing arts events that same year. Over the last three-plus decades our programming has grown to become an ongoing forum for the exploration of a wide range of creative ideas including: an annual performing arts series; visual art exhibitions; literary readings and conversations with artists in all disciplines; screenings of classic and foreign films; a juried local artists’ exhibition; scholarships to pursue studies in the arts; publication of print and online visual arts catalogs as well as a monthly newsletter and other educational-informational materials. We also actively participate in a number of organizations dedicated to enhancing the development of the arts statewide. Funding for CAC programs and activities has been received from a diverse range of public and private sources including the Andy Warhol Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Nevada Arts Council, the Nevada Commission on Tourism, the Western States Arts Federation, the City of Fallon, Churchill County, and many private foundations, local businesses and individuals.

General Information

Physical Address
Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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Contact Information
775-423-1440

P. O. Box 2204 · Fallon, Nev. 89407

Art Center Hours

  • • In general, the Art Center’s Box Office, Art Bar and Galleries open at 7pm and performances start at 8pm.
  • • Visual & literary arts events are held from 5-7pm.
  • • Doors open for films at 6pm and begin at 7pm.
  • • Please call or email us to set up an appointment if you wish to visit outside of these days and times.

Additional Information
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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Post; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; the Bretzlaff Foundation; Churchill County Federal Credit Union; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Berney Realty; Systems Consultants; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Churchill County; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express.

Additional support has also been provided by the Depot / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon-Law, PC; Fallon Nugget / Bonanza Inn & Casino / Fernley Nugget; the Southwest Gas Foundation; and the Cousie C. Nelson Endowment. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s Icky IPA and Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at all its events.

The free performances by Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and the Dusty 45s are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances and conversations by Meklit and the Portland Cello Project has been provided by TourWest, a program of the Western States Arts Federation. Underwriting support for the performances by Meklit, the Portland Cello Project, and Quiana Lynell has been provided by Speedway Market. The readings and outreach activities by authors David Anthony Durham and Mindy Nettifee are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association.

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